Crime

Man is charged with abuse that left a 2-year-old Kansas City boy on life support

A 2-year-old boy in Kansas City was on life support Friday and wasn’t expected to survive after suffering abuse, court documents said.
A 2-year-old boy in Kansas City was on life support Friday and wasn’t expected to survive after suffering abuse, court documents said. KRT

A 2-year-old Kansas City boy was the victim of child abuse so severe he is on life support and is not expected to survive, according to court documents filed Friday.

Mirsad Hamidovic, 23, is currently charged with two counts of child abuse and two counts of domestic assault in the first degree. All are felonies.

It is not clear from court papers what Hamidovic’s relationship is to the child, but he told police the boy was in his care overnight Thursday while the boy’s mother was at work. An ambulance was called to the apartment in the 1700 block of Washington Street shortly before 3 a.m. Friday.

The boy was taken to a hospital, and the police were called.

Police said Hamidovic told them the boy was lying on his back on a bed with his head against a windowsill. Hamidovic said he jumped up and onto the boy’s chest, possibly causing his head to hit the sill. Police said Hamidovic also told them the boy was lying on the floor when Hamidovic twice jumped off the bed and landed on the boy’s chest.

Police said Hamidovic told them he panicked when the boy began vomiting blood and picked him up and shook him so hard his head was going back and forth and his arms were flailing.

The hospital told police the boy had a head and brain injury consistent with shaking and blunt trauma. The boy also had a lacerated liver consistent with being jumped upon.

Hamidovic has three biological children. He was in jail Friday night. Prosecutors requested bond of $500,000 cash.

To reach Matt Campbell, call 816-234-4902 or send email to mcampbell@kcstar.com.

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